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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 17:52
GreenMan wrote:
Any R2 international applicants get interview invites. I am from Toronto, applied in R2 have not heard back yet...

Yes, they have started to go out. Also from Toronto and received an invite last week.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 04:52
I am wondering what percentage of candidates they have already invited...
Almost half of the invitations period has elapsed, so I'm starting to lose hope
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 05:19
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I am wondering what percentage of candidates they have already invited...
Almost half of the invitations period has elapsed, so I'm starting to lose hope

Our chances are roughly half of what they were in the beginning, but let's not lose hope.

If you still don't hear about the invite its either:
1) adcom has reviwed your application and decided you not qualify for admission
2) they haven't reviewed your application yet
There is also a small chance that they have seen you application, liked it, but no so much as to invite you right away. So they will return to your application when they have seen the entire pool. But this probability is too small, so I suggest it to be zero.

I apply the following formula:

Chances of receiving an invite=x*0+(1-x)*S

x=# of candidates reviewed by adcom by this moment/# of applicants
S - stands for success rate - how you estimate your overall chances of receiving an invite, before adcom started sending invites

Roughly one half of invites has been sent. For example if you estimated S to be 70% for Wharton in the beginning, it is only 35% now. Still not bad. Though the chances are dissapearing quickly :/ But if you are a marginal candidate and they want to review the entire pool before inviting you, your chances might be even greater.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 05:20
Somebody mentioned that there is just 1 slot remaining for Indian candidates. So unless Wharton opens up new interview slots, its pretty much game over for me at Wharton.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 09:43
Any dual degree HKS/Wharton already got interview invitation?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 10:19
Class of 2014 applications: 6408
Enrolled Class: 837
Yield: 71.4%
Acceptance Rate: 16.8%
Taking the higher number: By yield rate, approximately 1200 students were accepted by Wharton
Based on above posts, about 60-65% people applied in R2. Assuming the incoming class comprises of a similar percentage of R2 applicants
Candidates accepted from Round 2: ~750 candidates
Another rough estimate, percentage of candidates that Wharton accepted from its interview round: ~40%
Candidates interviewed in the second round: ~1875

I am guessing around 1700-1900 candidates will be interviewed for Round 2. If each interview slot is going to house 6 candidates, there should be around 280 to 315 interview slots....(again some of the above calculations are based off rough estimates/numbers)
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 11:43
goldmine72 wrote:
Class of 2014 applications: 6408
Enrolled Class: 837
Yield: 71.4%
Acceptance Rate: 16.8%
Taking the higher number: By yield rate, approximately 1200 students were accepted by Wharton
Based on above posts, about 60-65% people applied in R2. Assuming the incoming class comprises of a similar percentage of R2 applicants
Candidates accepted from Round 2: ~750 candidates
Another rough estimate, percentage of candidates that Wharton accepted from its interview round: ~40%
Candidates interviewed in the second round: ~1875

I am guessing around 1700-1900 candidates will be interviewed for Round 2. If each interview slot is going to house 6 candidates, there should be around 280 to 315 interview slots....(again some of the above calculations are based off rough estimates/numbers)


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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 11:52
ladybusiness wrote:
Any dual degree HKS/Wharton already got interview invitation?

Nope yet. Although I think my application IS strong.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 14:35
Just got my interview invite. The on-campus slots for this wave are February 14 through February 21. Of the international slots, Mumbai, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and London look full. The other ones have availability.

Totally was not expecting an invite at 5:30 on a Friday afternoon, but I guess these Adcom people are really dedicated to their jobs.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 17:01
I haven't heard back yet regarding an invite either. East-coast US applicant. I thought my application to Wharton was my strongest by far and thought I had a decent shot. FWIW I did receive an invite to Stanford, so I'm praying they just haven't reviewed my applications yet...
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 17:47
woofbearus wrote:
Just got my interview invite. The on-campus slots for this wave are February 14 through February 21. Of the international slots, Mumbai, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and London look full. The other ones have availability.

Totally was not expecting an invite at 5:30 on a Friday afternoon, but I guess these Adcom people are really dedicated to their jobs.



Congrats! Snow storm in the Philly area too.. One can only hope that must mean they really want you! haha Let us know how the interview goes.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 13:59
I am a R2 HCM applicant and I received my interview invitation yesterday at 5:30pm EST. Very happy!!! :-D But I don't see any available on-campus team-based discussion slots. I hope they open up more next week. Plan to contact the admissions office if I don't see anything open on Monday.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 15:12
Congratulations to those who got an interview! Still hoping for getting one next week, although I don't think my application is strong enough for Wharton. International applicant, I lived in SF since more than one year now.

Any French applicant ? Any applicant in retail/marketing?


Good luck to everyone!!!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 22:43
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 05:43
Congratulations to all of you that have been invited to interviews!

Why don't we organize sessions to simulate the Group-Based Discussion (GBD)?
We could catch up on a skype video-conference and self-manage the discussion.

If you're interested send me a private message and let me know if you want to join and which will be the best time for you (I'm available only on weekends).

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 19:04
Hi Everyone,

I have my interview on March 1st. Any tips for preparation from R1 folks? How much time did you put in?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 19:31
ranram wrote:
invited :) people with low GMAT score, it is still possible...



Congrats on getting invited!!! Could you tell what is your profile like? (gender, work experience, nationality etc etc)...
You must have a really strong profile to offset that score.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 22:04
I agree. The biggest factor is violation of the Wharton policy.

A general discussion about another topic will be better suited as it just simulates the environment but does not bring forth any specific ideas or topics related to the R2 question prompt.



TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Just a word of caution on practicing with each other. Not only does it go against Wharton's confidentiality policy (check the TBD email), but I can think of a handful of other risks. Imagine if someone your practicing with uses your investment idea during the actual TBD discussion...if the same AdCom hears the same idea more than a couple of times, it might raise some red flags.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 22:08
TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Just a word of caution on practicing with each other. Not only does it go against Wharton's confidentiality policy (check the TBD email), but I can think of a handful of other risks. Imagine if someone your practicing with uses your investment idea during the actual TBD discussion...if the same AdCom hears the same idea more than a couple of times, it might raise some red flags.


you made a good point. we'll use a different prompt to avoid infringing Wharton's policy and incurring in risks.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 06:00
Is writing very short essay detrimental to your application?

In the Wharton 3rd question :- " Imagine your work obligations ..... what would you do?" ,I have written a very short essay.My point is that in the previous 2 questions,I had already explained my interest and passion regarding what I do in free time.So,I thought it would be a waste(for me as well as the application reader) to again repeat the same points just to increase my word-limit.My resume and recommendations also speak about my interest/hobby.Further,the question asked for just a 3 hour window.

I know that it is out of my hands now but does answering a question in about 20-30% of the word limit immediately lead to a ding.
[I was told that the Why Wharton MBA is the most important question which I answered very thoroughly(even had to lower my word count from 1000 to 400).]

Any expert opinions.
If an immediate ding is the case,I can dedicate more time to preparing for other school's application interviews.
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